Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc., New York

Address: 6845 N. Slocum Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Establishment No.: m4253

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Feb 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.16

Citation: HATS Category VIII At approximately 1140 while verifying the humane handling stunning effectiveness regulation I observed the following non-compliance. While inspecting a bovine skull I found two bullet holes in the head from the plants stunning procedure. One was the size of a .22 caliber and the other was the size from a 410 shell. At that time I reviewed the plants insensibility records and found that it had not been recorded as failing the first insensibility check. I asked the plant employee ( ) if he had shot it twice and he confirmed that he did. I informed him that if the animal had to be re-stunned that it needed to be recorded in the log. He fixed the records to accurately to portray that the animal was first shot with the .22, then immediately re-stunned with the 410. I notified of the non-compliance. This was a Halal slaughtered bovine and they use the .22 caliber rifle to stun the animals if possible.

Regulation:

313.16 The firearms shall be employed in the delivery of a bullet or projectile into the animal in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animal by a single shot before it is shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animal shall be shot in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.

 

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